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    WICKED Announces Lottery for San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts Run
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

    A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is making its South Bay premiere at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) with performances from August 27 - September 14. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Center for the Performing Arts box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

    2014 HELPMANN AWARDS Winners Announced - Cate Blanchett, Craig McLachlan, THE KING & I and More!
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

    The 14th Annual Helpmann Awards were presented live from Sydney's Capitol Theatre and broadcast on Foxtel's Arena. Host Jonathan Biggins was joined by some of Australia's most talented performers and industry leaders to announce this year's winners while recognising the distinguished artistic achievement and excellence across the major disciplines of Australia's live performance industry. (more...)

    TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

    The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome back Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible on Tuesday, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 Announced at Sydney's Capitol Theatre
    by Jade Kops - Aug 17, 2014

    The Helpmann Awards, which has recognised the achievements in live performance in Australia since 2001, is the Australian industry's equivalent of the Tony Awards and the Olivier Awards. (more...)

    New INTO THE WOODS Still of Meryl Streep as The Witch Revealed!
    by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

    A new still of Oscar winner Meryl Streep as The Witch in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS, has been shared (more...)

    New Sondheim INTO THE WOODS Song Cut from Final Version; Marshall Calls Streep's Voice 'Off the Charts'
    by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

    INTO THE WOODS director Rob Marshall reveals that a previously reported new Sondheim-penned song for Meryl Streep's character 'The Witch' did not make the film's final cut. (more...)

    New Tickets to WICKED at Sydney's Capitol Theatre Released
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

    Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets have been released for the Sydney season of the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED. With performances at Sydney's Capitol Theatre beginning on September 20, new tickets have been released for performances from 18 to 23 November. (more...)

    The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

    SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

    Rob Marshall Discusses Anna Kendrick As Cinderella In INTO THE WOODS
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 05, 2014

    Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming this Christmas and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the starry cast of the film in a new interview. (more...)

    Ashleigh Gray, Emily Tierney, Samuel Edwards & More Join WICKED UK Tour; Full Cast Announced
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

    WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, just announced that Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba), Emily Tierney (Glinda), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Marilyn Cutts (Madame Morrible), Steven Pinder (The Wizardand Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Richard Vincent (Boq), Jacqueline Hughes (Standby Elphaba), Joe Atkinson, Joshua Berg, Chrissy Brooke, Ben Carruthers, Harrison Clark, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Oliver Evans, Victoria Farley, Natasha Ferguson, Zoe George, Natalie Green, Will Knights, Sophie Leigh-Griffin, Candy Marriot, Tom Mather, Brian McCann, Ashley Morgan-Davies, Stephanie Powell, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Elisha Sherman, Grant Thresh, Hannah Veerapen and Danny Whitehead will star in the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday 16 September 2014 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. (more...)

    Rob Marshall Comments On Cast Camaraderie & Live Singing In INTO THE WOODS
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 04, 2014

    A first look at Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the creation of the film in a new interview. (more...)

    Emily Blunt On Working With Meryl Streep & Chris Pine In INTO THE WOODS
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 03, 2014

    Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to cinemas this this Christmas via Disney and one of the stars of the film, Emily Blunt, offers some astute observations about her co-stars Meryl Streep and Chris Pine in a new interview. (more...)

    Rob Marshall Talks Meryl Streep & Johnny Depp In INTO THE WOODS
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 02, 2014

    Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming this Christmas and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the starry cast of the film in a new interview. (more...)

    BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS Again! Watch the New Teaser Trailer in High-Definition!
    by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 01, 2014

    Just yesterday BroadwayWorld brought you the new teaser tailer for the highly anticipated Into the Woods film, which hits theatres this Christmas. Now, treat yourself again to the sneak peek- this time is glorious high definition! (more...)

    INTO THE WOODS Movie Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 01, 2014

    An eye-grabbing new promotional poster for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released. (more...)

    INTO THE WOODS Unveils New Promotional Poster
    by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

    An eye-grabbing new promotional poster for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released. (more...)

    INTO THE WOODS Movie Launches Official Website
    by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

    Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS can now peruse the official website for the film, launched today. (more...)

    NNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World Premieres
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

    The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 44th, 45th, and 46th Rolling World Premieres: Nathan Alan Davis' Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, and William Missouri Downs' Women Playing Hamlet will receive a total of 12 productions through the Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund in the 2014/15 season. (more...)

    West End's WICKED Welcomes 6 Millionth Theatregoer
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

    WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, welcomed its 6 millionth theatregoer to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre last night, Thursday 24 July. Owen Thomas attended the performance with Stephanie Willingham, both from Bury St. Edmonds, and enjoyed a backstage visit with the cast after the show. (more...)

    Tia Maggini Joins Lifetime as VP, Original Movies
    by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

    Tia Maggini has been named Vice President, Original Movies, of Lifetime, it was announced today by Tanya Lopez, the network's Senior Vice President, Original Movies. Based in Los Angeles, Maggini will report directly to Lopez and be responsible for the development and production of Lifetime Original Movies. (more...)

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